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By DAVID FLICK
Published: 05 March 2012 07:51 AM Related
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The 2012 presidential campaign has eight months to go, but former first lady Barbara Bush has already given it a bad review.
I think its been the worst campaign Ive ever seen in my life, she said Monday at Southern Methodist University during a daylong conference on the influence of the nations first ladies. I hate that people think compromise is a dirty word. Its not a dirty word.
The comment, which drew applause from the audience of about 300, came about midway through an hourlong discussion with daughter-in-law and fellow former first lady Laura Bush.
It was the only reference to the current presidential campaign in a panel devoted to the reminiscences of the wives of former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.
In her criticism, Barbara Bush did not single out a particular candidate. She has expressed her support, however, for Republican front-runner Mitt Romney and has recorded robo-calls for him in Vermont and Ohio, which have primaries on Tuesday.
Laura Bush tended to be more diplomatic. When asked about the loss of civility in Washington, she recalled viewing vicious political cartoons aimed at Abraham Lincoln and said, You see that, and you realize its just a part of American politics.
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I hate that people think compromise is a dirty word. Its not a dirty word.
...Bush’ never learn a damn thing.
Except that RINO’s never compromise in the Right direction.
The Algonquin Card Table.
Palin “stayed home in Alaska” and milt is leading.
So I don’t understand why she’s in such a huff.
Looks like Mrs Romney started something.
It isn't, you old bat. The weak and pathetic race your "Thousand Points of Light" loser husband ran in '92 was the worst campaign ever. How he lost to a draft dodging, womanizing, pot smoking turnip from AR is outrageous. BTW, how did George's compromise on tax increases help in the long run?
Babs is just a little miffed because baby boy Jeb can’t be president...but we’ve had enough Bush’s.
Jesse Jackson finally said something right.
...but then I remembered how she dissed Sarah Palin and folks didn't take to that...
..also, this support of hers aligns Romney with Bush and spells....Big Government
Bush family, please... go away.
Shouldn't that read, plagiarist historian Doris Kearns Goodwin?
There can't be any compromise at this point, IMHO. The Leftists are pushing our country into a socialist/European/ united nations 3rd world country. Their ideology never has worked but they think that they are so intelligent they can make it happen. The Left doesn't really want compromise - they want THEIR agenda only and just play at compromise until the right result occurs. No more. The lines have been drawn. The moderates better wake up and realize who they are dealing with. It is compromise and apathy that got us where we are today. It is time to man up and take back from the left what we have so freely given them - our country.
She is so upset that she managed to record robocalls for Romney! Oh the injustice!
I wish the Bush’ and the Clinton’s would go on an extended vacation BTW she Calls Bill Clinton her son too I think 92 was a backroom Compromise, the Bush’ are Connecticut liberals
What world is she in? she endorses Romney and he is the champion basher and its based on lies.
I wish the Bush and the Clintons would go on an extended vacation BTW she Calls Bill Clinton her son too I think 92 was a backroom Compromise, the Bush are Connecticut liberals
The one thing that Nancy Pelosi said that WASN”T a lie is “It doesn’t matter who we elect” that they are basically the same. In the case of Mitt, she is dead on. That is why I am voting Santorum today (I’m in Ohio). I really like Santorum, but I have to admit that I LOVE Newt. However, a vote for Newt here is a vote for Romney. Newt just isn’t close enough here and I’ll be damned if I let a rino like Mitt take Ohio! I hope the people in the counties where Santorum did not get on the ballot go for Newt. I wouldn’t mind at all if the vote were split between the two.
She and her husband are so out of touch it’s sad and sickening.
Romney is the reason we are having the dirtiest of smear campaigns possible.
So, other than Mitt, it's been the "worst campaign" she's ever seen.
Thanks, Barbara, we loved you when you were First Lady, but you can go away, now!
Babs, get back to the kitchen, the RINO establishment boys need coffee and sandwiches.
Bush Sr is the quintessential Country-Club Republican. His wife is the same. They have no clue what’s at stake for the rest of us that live outside the secluded old-money paradise in Kennebunktport, Maine. He is tone-deaf to the travails of regular folks - and I’m being nice - I’m a life-long Republican.
Country-Club Republicans look down their noses at regular folks, but at they are mostly businessmen who provide good jobs. Democrats talk a good game, but shamefully use regular folks and steal wealth from rich & poor alike.
I realize I am painting with a broad brush here, but this is what I see from where I am sitting.
I was downright disgusted at her comments, and the slobbering “The Five” did while questioning her yesterday.
I, too, am discouraged by the tone of the discourse and by the quality of the candidates.
A healthy family has to compromise among its members daily in order to stay cohesive and accommodate each other’s needs.
Makes me sick to think the Socialist may get another term just because the good folks of this country can’t work together.
I’d honestly be more interested in what Barbara Bush the Younger has to say...
She’s becoming the Martha Mitchell of the 21st century. And completely compromised.
I couldn't have said it better.
Doris Kearns Goodwin? That was their first mistake right there! Lefty ‘historian’.
I think you are right with your post. Barbara is just upset that Jeb won’t be president. No more Bush’s.
I was going to vote Newt today but with the race so close I think I will vote for Santorum too I am in Ohio too
This time - PLEASE vote your conscience. Newt is better than little Ricky by a long shot. But Mittens is being shoved at us more and more. The elite RINOs can't stand that we are balking at their choice. So, are we going to let the RINOs and elite GOP dictate to us once again?
Don't let Newt down, please. I do see your point about Mittens winning. If you do vote Ricky - please let EVERYONE know why.
Very frustrating situation, isn't this?
I am only voting for lil Ricky to keep Robamney from winning
I promised my husband I wouldn’t vote without him so we will be voting around 5:30. Did you vote yet? If so, I was wondering what kind of feeling you got at the polls. I’m dying to go already, but a promise is a promise! argh!
You are right, the time for compromise has passed. My remark was only an evaluation of the historical pattern of the RINO.
yes I did vote and I was the only voter there I wonder if turnout is low statewide?
Is Barbara Bush somehow relevant?
not really maybe to some people she is I haven’t liked her since she declared Bubba Clinton her son
I’ll let you know what it was like when I go. I am located north of Akron. What area are you from?
I’m in Perry County
“I hate that people think compromise is a dirty word. Its not a dirty word.”
Of course you think that, without it, neither your husband nor your son would have been elected president.
Just got back from voting. According to poll workers the turnout as of 5:30 was rather lite. I think that is a good sign as usually our polling place is innundated with elderly folks. There weren’t any. I see this as a good sign as the elderly broke overwhelmingly for Romney!
I hope you are right about low turnout being good
I’m trying to stay optomistic. But I did notice the lack of older people (not counting the poll workers). Usually there are a lot of them at our polling place. My husband took a little poll at work and those who voted, voted for Santorum. Just keep your fingers crossed and I will do the same. I’ll even say a little prayer.
I’m praying too 6 more minutes to go
AAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Polls are closed! I can’t find anything out. Can you?
Ohio still too close to call
If only we had shaved off a few more Newt votes....
At least it was a moral victory for Santorum, he came awfully close. I expect a recount. As in most Mitt elections, there as always some uncounted votes (for his opponent) laying around somewhere.